Hey, young texting whippersnappers and tiny keyboard pros. Before those little square boxes you all can’t separate yourselves from were born, there was another way to send a girl a note, or a buddy test answers in class while the teacher’s back was turned. It was known as the paper airplane. Yea – whatcha know bout that?
The simple, resourceful and effective tactic involved writing your message on a piece of binder paper, then folding it into a flight friendly design and sending it over the heads of your fellow classmates to its destination. The process had a MacGyver kind of cool to it.
Unfortunately, too real video games, flight simulators, mobile texting and messaging clients grounded the paper planes of yesteryear. They are a forgotten art.
However for those that wish to lavish in a little nostalgia, and the curious that want to make a little magic happen with paper, I found a video that shows you how to craft a super simple aircraft design from a small piece of paper that will fly as long as you’re willing to walk behind it. Check it out and enjoy! Drones eat your hearts out.